I didn't fall
asleep until 11 p.m. and then I woke up at midnight
to give Young Matthew a feeding. Took a while to
fall asleep again and then woke up at 4:45 a.m. to
give him his last feeding before his ultrasound. It
could be a long time waiting, so I wanted to be sure
to get a couple extra feedings in him to get him
through the day.
little Piddies did not want to come off the pond
this morning, so I could let the barn gang out... ay
yi yi... Isabel had to come out and help me. I don't
know how I got everything done on time, but I
managed to arrive on time at the vet's office at
I waited all
day in the waiting room with Young Matthew until the
ultrasound vet arrived at 2:42 in the afternoon. He
was given an injection of torbutrol to sedate him a
little bit, so he wouldn't panic. I wish they could
have given me an injection of that. I was a mess
once he went in. I called Jenn and she talked to me
and kept my mind off of it. It was only supposed to
take 15 minutes, but it went for about a half hour.
And then Dr. Otka came out and gave me our Young
Matthew and said, "No cancer!" They didn't find
anything abnormal and they were really looking. He
said, since he's improving, keep doing what we're
doing and keep him on the antibiotics.
I just got
home, brought Young Matthew inside and gave him his
dinner, ran out to the sanctuary and took care of
everyone there. I feel like I'm going to pass out on
the floor, but I don't care. Good news today. He
still has a fight ahead of him, but at least we know
we've got a chance here.
everyone, for all of your prayers! I took photos of
Matthew at the vet's office, but I have to get them
from my phone.